Apple’s AirPods have been insanely popular these days. They are among the pricy gadgets as well. The people who own them believe that they are a good, cheap (exaggerated maybe) alternatives for big headphone brands such as Sony, Bose, and Beats by Dre. So, it is highly unlikely that a music lover who owns an iPhone doesn’t have these AirPods.

AirPods could prove to be the real life-savers during your spare time. You can listen to songs, podcasts, audiobooks, movies, and much more on them. As said earlier, AirPods do not come for cheap; they cost you top dollar, and hence you expect them to maintain the quality and durability. The AirPods are undoubtedly good value for money, but sometimes, AirPods aren’t loud enough to snuff out the background.

That’s when the user starts getting worried. Spending too much money only to experience this low volume problem is a nightmare. However, it is not one of those problems which are unsolvable. Many AirPods users are facing a similar issue, and most of them have shared their experience tricks and traits to troubleshoot this issue. If you are one of the users facing a similar issue, you should fancy reading the tips below.

Turn Off Low Power Mode:

As an iPhone or iPad user, you must have experienced Low-Power Mode on your iPhone. Either you have enabled it yourself to save battery or your phone would have asked you to enable it when your battery goes lower than 20%. Enabling Low Power Mode is indeed a very helpful feature, but there are a few drawbacks too.

Low Power Mode increases battery life by compromising some features. It impacts the performance of the iPhone but it is only until this feature is enabled. AirPods is one of the features that can be affected by Low Power Mode. The simplest solution is to turn off the Low Power Mode, and there are two ways to do it.

Via Settings:

1. Go to the Settings on your iPhone/iPad.

2. Locate the option Battery and tap on it.

3. Now, toggle off the Low Power Mode to disable it.

Via Control Center:

1. Swipe up your phone from home screen.

2. Locate the Battery icon on the screen. It would be under the option Screen Monitoring.

3. Tap on it to disable it.

Note: If you do not see the Battery Icon in Control Center then you would have to Customize your Control Center from the Settings of your device.

Volume Limit:

Many people do not rate the Volume Limit Setting on Apple Devices. They usually ignore this setting while troubleshooting issues related to the volume. It is recommended that if your AirPods aren’t peaking on the volume, you need to check both the Volume Limit and Sound Check in the Settings. You can do that by:

1. Launch the Settings on your device.

2. Scroll down, locate the option Music and tap on it.
Volume Limit

3. Select the option Volume Limit.
move the volume knob all the way towards the right side

4. Now, move the volume knob all the way towards the right side.

5. For this process to work, you need to make sure that the Volume Limit option is enabled/On.

Sound Check:

1. Go to the Settings on your device.

2. Scroll down and tap on the option Music.
toggle this feature On

3. Now toggle this feature On.

By default, this option is turned off. There could be a reason for that default setting but in case of AirPods’ volume, turning this feature on would be a better option.

Unpair and Re-Pair:

Some troubleshooting techniques are as simple as turning off and then turning back a power button. In AirPods’ case, you would have to unpair them from the device and then re-pair to check if the issue has been solved. The steps to unpair and re-pair AirPods from the device are as follow:

1. Make your Bluetooth forget the AirPods.

2. Turn off the Bluetooth from the Control Center.

3. Now restart the iPhone or the iPad.

4. Enable the Bluetooth from the Control Center.

5. Pair the AirPods back with the Bluetooth.

6. The final step would require you to reboot your iPhone after the AirPods have been unpaired.

EQ Settings:

You can say that this method is just like pumping up the bass on your device which directly helps the AirPods. You must consider checking the EQ Settings to address this low volume issue, and you can do that by:

1. Go to the Settings on your device.

2. Scroll down, locate the option Music and tap on it.
find the option EQ

3. Now find the option EQ. it is located under the Playback section. tap on the Bass Booster

4. Upon tapping the option EQ, you may find it turned off. There would be a lot of different options on the screen. It is recommended that you tap on the Bass Booster. This will help the volume issue and additionally, you can always change this setting depending on what you are listening.


If the things aren’t getting sorted yet then you may have to calibrate the sound between your AirPods and iPhone. The steps to calibrate are mentioned below:

1. First, you need to mute your phone by putting the volume all the way down.

2. Disconnect the AirPods. Remember, just disconnect them by disabling the Bluetooth. Do not try to entirely unpair them.

3. Do not remove the AirPods from the ear.

4. Play a song/audio on the device’ speakers.

5. Turn the volume all the way down.

6. Now, reconnect the AirPods by enabling the Bluetooth.

7. Now volume up as per your preference.

Once done, you will feel a slight/major change in the volume of AirPods.

One AirPod muted:

Sometimes, you experience that one of your AirPod is louder than the other or one of the AirPod is completely muted. Do not worry much, your AirPods aren’t broken or need repairing. It is just that your accessibility setting is a little out. You can address that by:

1. Go to the Settings.

2. Tap on the option General.
Locate the option Accessibility

3. Locate the option Accessibility and tap on it.

4. Locate the Hearing Section on the screen.
Move the slider in between the R and L

5. Look for the Slider that has left/right options on it. Move the slider in between the R and L option to make the volume balanced in both the AirPods.

Physical Inspection:

If you have failed to get your problem solved even when you have tried all the troubleshooting techniques mentioned above, you may have to do a physical inspection of your AirPods. The first thing you must understand is that do not try to use screwdrivers or anything like that on your AirPods. This can damage the AirPods beyond repairing.

Look for the dust, wax, skin, and lint to make sure that they aren’t clogging the one or both of those AirPod speakers. If that’s the case, you need to clean them with a soft cloth. Do not go too hard during the cleaning process and keep a light pressure on the AirPods. You can use Microfibers as an alternative as they are better than traditional cleaning cloths due to their small size. Additionally, make a routine of cleaning your AirPods every week as long cleaning gaps can inflict permanent damage.

Conclusively, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the people who own AirPods rarely complain about them. The durability is amazing, and they hardly fail to deliver the level of sound that is expected from them. Moreover, in case of any problem, there are simple troubleshooting techniques which you read above. You can also claim a warranty if the problem occurs during the warranty period.